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John R. Hamilton

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John R. Hamilton Obituary

John Ross Hamilton, 92, a resident of Darien, CT passed away on February 15 after a short illness in Bennington, Vermont. Born October 3, 1924 in Winchendon, MA, John was the youngest child of May Davina Ross Hamilton and The Reverend Rollo Albert Hamilton.

He earned his BS in Physics in 1946 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Princeton University and graduated as an Ensign from Columbia Midshipman's School serving in Guam during World War II. After the war, he completed his MBA at Harvard University. John pursued a career in corporate finance, beginning with Procter and Gamble in 1949. He left the corporate world in 1974 to pursue a PhD in accounting at Boston University while teaching accounting and finance. He retired as an Associate Professor of Accounting from Fordham University in 1988. He also served as a member of the Board of Finance for the town of Darien, CT and a member of the Board of Directors of the Darien Nature Center.

He is survived by his companion, Harriette C. Thorne of Darien; his children, Heather C. Hamilton, and husband, Edd G. Lyon, MD, of Bennington, VT; J. Ross Hamilton, Jr. and wife, Cynthia J. Babler, of Chicago, IL; Robert A. Hamilton and wife, Jackie Chu, of New Haven, CT; Hilary B. Hamilton and husband, D. Maurice Kreis of Hartland, VT; his granddaughters Anyata May and Isabel Helen Hamilton, 5 nieces and nephews, and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Roberta L. Hamilton, his second wife Barbara T. Hamilton, and his siblings, Dr. Donald R. Hamilton, Elizabeth H. Firehock, and Gordon R. Hamilton.

SERVICES: A memorial service will be announced at a later time.

Gifts in his memory may be sent to the Darien Nature Center, 120 Brookside Road, Darien, CT 06820.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home in Bennington, VT. To send personal condolences, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com

Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 18, 2017
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